Long(er) armed v-brake?
I've got a Surly Karate Monkey running 29inch Schwalbe Big Apple tires w/Avid Single Digit v-brakes. I recently purchased the new Planet Bike 29inch fenders. Surly designed the KM's rear brake mounts very low on the seat stays, so the cable on my current rear v-brake sits about 1/8 of an inch above the top of the tire--virtually no clearance, and the rear fender won't fit.
I remember seeing taller (than standard) armed v-brakes (Shimano Deore?) a few months ago but can't seem to find them now. Most on-line sites don't list the height of the brake arms, so I'm having trouble narrowing it down.
Anyone have any insights into where I can find some that would fit my bike? Are there v-brakes out there that have taller-than-standard arms? I know that running a rear disc brake would solve this problem--I'd like to avoid that if possible.
Thanks in advance.
The Tektro 857 AL Linear Pull Brake features long arms for fender clearance.
You probably won't find them on-line, but your LBS can get them from QBP. Part# BR7417
And they're cheap. Unfortunately, I don't know if "long-arm" is long enough. Paul brakes seem to have the right fit, but even they don't mention brake arm lenght. I don't know why that measurement isn't standard info.
You can go to tektro website they tell you how long they are
Ok from tektro website the 857 AL is 110mm
You can browse other product http://www.tektro.com/02products/index.php
The beach cruiser are even longer 120mm
Thanks DanPT--that's what I'm looking for. I hope the 110 is long enough because those 120mm ones look cheapy--and are priced accordingly